MUD divers entering the Saint Joseph River off of Riverfront Park in Niles, MI.
There were 16 divers in the water grubbing for treasures in today’s swift current. Five divers came over from the Sunrise Coast (Detroit area) to grub with the muddies this day.
Thought the air temperature was in the high 40′s, the occasional rain down pour made it feel colder and the 42°F water was a tad chilly.
With all the divers in the river the visibility varied from zero to 6 feet but once your eyes adjusted to the low light you could see well enough to stay safe and grub.
By the end of the second dive, piles of bottles (Treasures) were grouped together for viewing and critiquing.
The best finds were a completely intact clay bottle, a 1886 embossed whiskey, ceramic half jug, and multiple medicines, pop, and beer bottles with a little bit of everything else tossed in.
We had super surface support which included having the warm and dry “Toy Box” available for dressing and photographers recording just about all the antics involved in suiting up and doffing the gear afterwards then sharing the photos with us all.